Ascent of Mount Baldy-West Ridge on 2012-06-24

Climber: Geoffrey Sarna

Others in Party:dad
Date:Sunday, June 24, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Baldy-West Ridge
    Elevation:9040 ft / 2755 m

Ascent Trip Report

Dad wrote: Going a short distance north from Brockway Summit on CA 267, turn right on the first paved road—unmarked as far as I can recall. After 3.2 miles of paved road, turn right on a fairly good dirt road--the paved road bends left and continues up for another mile or so where a dirt road goes uphill to the right, probably to Martis Peak. Park at a pullout on the right a hundred yards up the dirt road--just past a large open space on the right--where my GPS finally found enough satellites to get a fix. The TRT is accessible on the right and parallels the dirt road for a quarter mile before joining it. Walk down the road/TRT (could probably drive a 2x2 vehicle down it) for 0.6 mi to another small parking area where the TRT again becomes a trail (off to the right). Follow it to a 4x4 dirt road (going left), follow the road for 0.2 mi, and then continue on the TRT-trail going left. Walk another mile to the high point--probably one of the two rock-outcrops overlooking Lake Tahoe, but it could possibly also be a point on the higher ridge of rocks to the east, though’ that’s most likely in Nevada.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:900 ft / 274 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:Tahoe Rim Trail
    Trailhead:Parked at start of dirt road/TRT intersection  8140 ft / 2481 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear

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